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    Google Index Refreh Dates


    I'm a newbie here...
    Just wondering if someone can help me understand what exactly the date behind the url in
    the google index means?
    I thought it was the date google refreshes your page, usually the home index page.
    I type in the title of our site ( finehomedisplays) and used to get a fresh date frequently next to our home page in the search.
    Why are there times when it seems google will update that date daily,
    and then other times like right now... it will go for weeks and weeks with no refresh date at all?
    Can I assume we're being penalized for something when our site does not get a fresh date for an extended period of time like this?
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    Originally Posted by fhd
    Why are there times when it seems google will update that date daily, and then other times like right now... it will go for weeks and weeks with no refresh date at all?
    This is normal. When it's doing some update like PR/BL or other more computing demanding task, the fresh dates will be of older age.
    Once it's done and just refreshes the listings it's sometimes of the same days date.
    Your sites PR does influence this too... the higher the PR more often you get refreshed.
    Disclaimer : My posts on SEO are just from my observations and I do not say it is a true fact... A real fact of life is that, I'm often wrong...

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